The trick is that many do not know that there is a track; a track that is not just a race but a means to track the journey. A sequence that is solely proprietary, such that no one is the competition but you.
You are in a race with your ordination and that, alone, is your validation of success or failure.
In fact, the track is so designed that there would be one runner – keeping to the track and not trespassing into another lane.
The trick is that many do not know that the track is not always fast. They look at another runner in another lane of the track and believe that they too should run quickly.
Some races are marathons and others are sprints.
The track doesn’t separate and does not need you to speculate either. The trick is that many do not know that the track is a trick for the slothful.
The trick is that many are not aware of the foe. There are many foes but the other foes rely on one foe so there is just one foe to be bothered with.
The foe stands, wrongly, and never understands. The foe is the one who has fallen and has fallen short of the need to get up and continue. The foe is the one who does not know their race; who does not know the race, who can no longer trace the place from whence they came. This is the foe.
The foe is self and the foe is so.
The trick is that there is a track which has no duplication and only the foe refuses to take up the right race.
Hebrews 12:1 adjures that we run the race laying aside everything which might hinder the race. The race is life and the running is living. Therefore, let your running be grounded in the knowledge of the reason for the race and let all distractions be let off that there be no wrong turn and that you may not be the foe whose track is wrongly utilized as a result of the trick of the track and foe.